Sunday, March 28, 2010

Random Wedding Cake #910

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2 tier Egyptian theme wedding cake with the top tier based on a stepped pyramid and the bottom tier based on a tomb entrance.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Island Wedding Dresses

Island Wedding Dresses
A wedding on a tropical island invokes images of sand, surf, and rolling waves. A gentle breeze and shimmering sunshine the bride who awaits her island wedding, in her beautiful island wedding dress.

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Island wedding dresses are more an idea or a feeling than style per se. several aspects must be respected for the bride to feel comfortable at the beach during an island wedding. One of these is the trade winds, which are breezy and light. To be capable of using these trade winds in a bride's favor, fabrics that are light weight are best, such as georgette, linen, charmeuse, gauze, satin, cotton, silk, and chiffon. The advantage to these fabrics is their easy mobility; to limit the amount of sticking or clinging a fabric may have against a bride's skin, in the hot weather.

This means the bride's wedding dress will have to be packed, therefore a dress that irons well or less likely to crease is a safe bet. In keeping with an island wedding theme, sarongs, tea length dresses, or short wedding dresses lend themselves really well. A train that is extended is not advisable when the wedding location is outdoors, but a shorter version is acceptable.

Colored Island wedding dress or colored detailing
Tropical island statements are made by colored wedding dresses, as opposed to the more conventional white or ivory, which are still very good color choices for island Island Wedding Dresseswedding dresses. Color adds character and island charm is infused into the ceremony, and as such any color can work well with an island setting wedding. For those brides who prefer otherwise, a few details of the wedding details can be in color, such as appliqu├ęs, embroidery, some piping, or sash, can be in color. This finer detailing will hint at color, without overwhelming the senses.

As a tribute to the stunningly beautiful nature of island weddings, quite a number of the well respected designers in the wedding dress industry have entire lines of island wedding dresses. The style of dress can range from spaghetti straps, strapless, and halter necks, to A-line, empire waist, cut out low back, and full skirts.

Island wedding dress accessories
Island wedding dresses have to be paired with the appropriate footwear, as traditional pumps are not practical in sand. As a consequence, sandals, which are elegant and simple, will work well with wedding gowns. One strap sandals are particularly recommended. Flip-flops, adorned with flowers that are hand painted, jewels, or shells are a popular choice of island wedding dress footwear, as are barefoot sandals. These are jewelry that embellishes the top of a bride's feet, at the same time leave the soles of her feet bare. Adornments may include flowers, rhinestones, and pearls.
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Jewelry should be kept simple, as a simple rule. A lone gold chain, pearl earrings, is normally adequate. Fans, be they of straw or white elegant paper, can also adorn an island wedding bride, as well as parasols can. Brides retain a feminine look with parasols draped off the shoulders. A hair ornament will add romance to any island wedding, with a tiara, jeweled comb, or flowers completing the ensemble.

Friday, March 26, 2010

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Country Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses are considered to be one of the centerpiece items in a wedding ceremony. This is because a wedding dress on top of all makes a bride standout among the crowd due to its elegant and breathtaking design. Asides from this, wedding dresses also have a deeper meaning with regards to marriage as these have been symbolizing the bride ever since.
Country Wedding Dresses
Country Wedding Dresses
The beauty of wedding dresses resides in how it is able to represent the bride in a unique manner during the wedding ceremony. It also adds up to the stunning factor that occurs when the bride is first seen walking down the isle. This is the reason why a wedding dress is highly prioritized in a wedding arrangement checklist.

Generally speaking, the modern world has been used to the white wedding dress which comes from the Western cultures of European countries. However, there are a lot of other cultures that have different variations of wedding dresses in areas like color, design and pattern. These traditional versions of a wedding dress are also as beautiful as the accustomed white bridal dress and at times more interesting since these are not really seen that often.
Country Wedding Dresses
In the old Western cultures, marriages during and subsequent the medieval era meant more than just a union between a man and a woman. This was due to the fact that they could also be considered as a union between companies, families, businesses or even countries. A lot of weddings during this time were more of a matter of politics especially for the nobles and higher echelon of the society. This has greatly affected the way wedding dresses were made and worn depending on your social status. Usually, Brides coming from the wealthy families wore bridal gowns of exclusive fabrics and rich colors.

Through the years, brides from wealthy families dressed in a manner that reflected their social status, having the highest form of fashion available combined with the most expensive materials that money could buy. On the other hand, the poorest brides wore the best church clothes that they could find on their wedding day.
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Nowadays, there are a lot of choices for wedding gowns since there are different price ranges. There has also been a variety of lengths and colors available since the Western traditions have loosened up. Women can now also have the option to either buy ready made gowns, have a dressmaker create one or wear a family heirloom. Also, the bridal salons today already present samples of the wedding gowns when you visit their store. Because of this you can already select a design that suits your tastes right then and there and just have it customized to fit your size.

For the Asian countries having Eastern culture such as Vietnam, China and India, the traditional bridal dresses are very much affected by the cultural beliefs of the people. The Ao dai which is the traditional bridal dress for Vietnamese women is a perfect example. It is usually in red color which signifies prosperity and good luck for the Vietnamese. The other mentioned countries also share the same line of thinking with regards to the color of their traditional bridal dresses.

However, more women today choose not to follow suit with the customs and traditions of their country or culture since people have a more liberated mindset as compared to before. Instead, they go for customized wedding gowns which will give them a unique appearance as well as represent their own personalities.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maggie Sottero - Talia

Maggie Sottero - Talia


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One piece strapless slim a line gown with a corset back.The bodice features an asymmetrical wrap accented with embellished lace at the bust line and side waist. This exquisite lace also encircles the bottom hem of the skirt.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lucca - Marilyn

Lucca - Marilyn


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Soft draped chiffon with crystal embellishment at the bust Marilyn is a classic sweetheart neckline A-line dress with a single shoulder strap.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Maggie Sottero - Adelaide

Maggie Sottero - Adelaide


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A beautiful Maggie Sottero design. An Ivory dress with a slight rounded train. Intricate beading lines the top of the dress and along the left hand side, where the dress compliments your figure. Down the back of the dress is more beading that looks especially fantastic when the dress is pinned up. This dress sparkles in all the right places and looks fabulous.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Chandrika Thomas - Selina


The dress, named Selina, is a-line with a lace up corset at the back which is individually panelled and is made of Duchess Satin and Crepe.

Why Wedding Photographers Will Be Extinct In One Year

Why Wedding Photographers Will Be Extinct In One Year
A new camera sensor technology, developed by a California-based company, promises to make cellphone cameras good enough to use for wedding photos. The company boasts that their new quantum technology will allow for better light sensitivity and photo control and would be a suitable option for capturing the special moments of a wedding celebration. The function should be widely available in most manufactured cellphones by the end of 2011.

We tried to interview a handful of renowned wedding photographers for their take on this priority matter, but we couldn't hear any of their answers over their uncontrollable laughing and giggling. Sure doesn't seem like the "human" wedding photographers are worried too much about this new emerging technology.

*Yes, the title of this post is meant as a joke

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Funny Wedding RSVP

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Sometimes honesty is not the best policy.

Benjamin Roberts - 1019 Angel

Benjamin Roberts - 1019 Angel



A designer wedding dress from the Classic collection and is dress number 1019. It is Pale Gold/Ivory with a stunning design of crystals and pearls. It has a corset inside for extra support. The dress also has a train and has a hook so that it can be gathered up at the back for the evening

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pronuptia - Lune de Miel

Pronuptia - Lune de Miel

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The dress is made of lace with pearls and sequins embroideries and layers of organza. The model Lune de miel has a pretty flower on the left side and small buttons at the back. The layers of organza are very unusual and easy to tight back

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Do You Think This Bride Was Embarrassed?


It's always a good time when someone loses their fake teeth during the wedding ceremony.

Donna Salado - Tansi

Donna Salado - Tansi

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Strapless gown with embellished bodice and topskirt. Pleated organza underskirt trimmed with flowers. Matching jacket with pleated frills.

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Wedding Dresses With Color

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stephanie Allin - Darcy - Dordogne Collection

Stephanie Allin - Darcy - Dordogne Collection

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Full length ivory silk dress with stunning laced bodice. Beautiful back detail with cut out design. The lace continues in the trail of the dress which makes it stunning from every angle. The button detail on the back is one of the dresses many outstanding features. It is more A-line although the trail does open up to show the full beauty of the lace detail.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ian Stuart - FLORENTINA

Ian Stuart - FLORENTINA

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A romantic opulent gown in silk satin. The bodice is strapless and draped across the body, before falling into an asymmetrical drape across the skirt, held to the right-hand side with an intricate bow and corsage of flowers. This same detail accentuates the back left waist, before the skirt cascades into a flowing long train.

Random Wedding Cake #840

We love the detailed silhouettes and the simple black + white theme.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

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Kara Buntin | Wedding PRO

It's no secret that everyone here at BrideTide absolutely loves wedding cakes! Maybe that's why we were so smitten when Kara Buntin from A Cake To Remember agreed to become our newest BrideTide Wedding PRO in our wedding cake corner category! With a background in art and costume design, and a certificate in pastry arts, it's easy to see why Kara is an authority voice in the wedding industry and a thought leader when it comes to all things cake delish! Keep your eyes open for some great upcoming guest blog posts from Kara!Kara BuntinMy name is Kara Buntin, and I’m excited about being a guest blogger for BrideTide! I’m a custom cake designer located in Richmond, Virginia, and I think that every bride should have a cake that will serve as an amazing centerpiece for her reception, but will also be the delicious finish to the evening. There’s no reason to have a mediocre cake at your wedding reception, and I’m on a mission to eradicate the idea that “nobody eats wedding cake anyway.” If the cake is good, people will eat it!

There are a lot of misconceptions about wedding cakes out there. It’s too easy for people who don’t really know anything about cake to write articles based on something that they read, even if their source is wrong. After things are repeated enough times people just take them to be fact, even if they make no sense to someone who actually makes cakes. I’d like to think that my blog entries will help sort some of the fact from the fiction and make it easier for brides to make an educated choice when they select a cake.

If you’d like to send me questions please do, or go to my website to take a look at some of the cakes that I’ve made. I’d love to hear from brides who have questions, and I hope that you enjoy hearing my opinions about cakes here on BrideTide.

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Unemployed Women Turn to Selling Their Wedding Rings On Craigslist




Today's economy has some brides turning to Craigslist for a quick buck. Read the full article here.
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